Latest Ground Stories

2014-06-20 23:01:23

Consider investing in a certified lightning protection system to reduce the risk of damage to your home or business. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 It’s summertime and as the temperature increases so do the chances for thunderstorm and lightning activity. Next week is Lightning Safety Awareness Week and the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) reminds people to take steps to prevent lightning-related damage to their homes and businesses. “Summer can be a...

2014-05-21 08:21:45

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It is a family's nightmare. An enjoyable summer day of swimming--with kids wearing life jackets and their mom closely supervising--turns tragic when a little boy is killed amid the fun in the marina. This is a reality the Ritz family has to live with as they seek to teach others about the hidden danger that claimed 8-year-old Lucas. "One second he was splashing... having a great time, and the next moment he's quiet," said Lucas' father, Kevin...

2014-04-25 23:04:16

ZenaBed Orthopedic Cat and Dog Grounding Beds are made especially for companion animals who are suffering from various illnesses. Green Valley, AZ (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Studies have shown that connecting to the natural energy of the Earth has many health benefits. There is a fast growing movement called grounding or earthing, and products have been created to help individuals take advantage of the natural health enhancing techniques. Natural Wonder Pets recognized these advantages and...

2014-01-07 23:03:05

Rubberform Recycled Products’ new portable electric cable support tower would replace unsafe, traditional wooden cables. Lockport, NY (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Rubberform Recycled Products has announced its portable electric cable support tower, or PECST. The new patented product is a portable, electric cable support that was engineered by safety and construction workers after they found that traditional, handmade, 2-by-4 constructed wooden cable supports were unsafe, costly and a...

2013-11-15 23:26:32

New ALLTEC facility to deliver innovative, high-quality surge suppression devices for the U.S. and international market. Canton, North Carolina (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 ALLTEC, a global leader in the design, manufacture and development of products and services for grounding and bonding solutions, surge protection, and lightning protection, announced today that it will open a new production facility in Asheville, NC. The facility will design and manufacture a diverse array of Surge...

2013-10-22 23:27:15

The Patent No. US 8,341,837 describes electrical power distribution technology significantly improving quality while reducing amount of time and costs associated with installation of power distribution for residential housings by utilizing pre-fabricated Plug-n-Power™ kits specifically designed per respective housing construction drawings. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 ADVS-technologies has created a group named Plug-n-Power™ Distribution Systems on the popular social media...

2013-08-13 23:24:48

From bog mats to water usage – Quality Mat advocates National Water Month this August with a series of educational initiatives focused on quality and safety awareness. Killdeer, ND (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 August is National Water Quality Month according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Quality Mat, a leading manufacturer of bog and ground protection mats for improving the work conditions in marshes, swamps and bogs, is celebrating all month long with a series of educational...

Race Car Drivers Use Sophisticated Wiring Techniques For Satellites In Competions
2013-08-06 08:45:56

ESA Thanks to advanced electrical wiring developed for space, some racing drivers are now steering sleeker and potentially faster cars in competitions here on Earth. Sophisticated wiring techniques developed for ESA satellites are now used in Formula One cars, improving their performance and weight. "We identified a need in the space marketplace, where wiring needs to be robust, flexible, lightweight and able to withstand large forces," said Terry McManus, project manager for...

Latest Ground Reference Libraries

2010-10-21 17:15:50

A lightning rod is a metal conductor mounted on the top of a building and connected through a wire to the ground to protect the building from lightning. The rod should conduct the electricity from a lightning strike down through the wire instead of passing through the building. The rod is just a single component in the lightning protections system along with rooftop conductors and multiple conductive paths. Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod in 1749. The taller the building the...

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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.